Work From Home Guide | As the numbers of people infected with the coronavirus increase, more and more companies are asking their employees to work remotely as a way to combat the spread of the disease. For many workers, this can introduce some unique challenges as their office is often more properly equipped for their job duties than their home may be. We thought this would be a great time to share some resources that we have from some of our partners that may assist you if you find yourself needing to work remotely due to the recent virus or for any reason at all! we plan to continue to update this list so please check back periodically and as always, make sure to follow us on all major social media accounts so you don’t miss any updates.
1. Video Conferencing Solutions
Although your company may not prefer face to face interaction during this time, it’s likely that coming together for a meeting may still be a requirement and that is where video conferencing comes into play.
There are a variety of video conferencing solutions available and we will not be taking a deep dive here, but we’d love to sit down with you and discuss the individual needs of your organization so we can customize a solution specifically for you.
However, if you’re looking for a quick video conferencing solution to meet your immediate need while unexpectedly working remotely, we’ve got two quick solutions that both offer free introductory options!
Zoom – Zoom is an industry leader for cloud-based video conferencing and phone solutions. In addition to the variety of in-depth Zoom solutions, we can offer for your company, there is an entry-level video conferencing platform that is free to use and can be accessed here.
8×8 – 8×8 is a cloud solutions provider that works with organizations worldwide with a client roster that includes companies such as McDonald’s and Regus. They also offer an entry-level video conferencing platform that can be accessed here.
While these free platforms come with limitations, it’s likely they’ll be adequate to meet the needs of a small team for this limited time of necessary remote work. We’d encourage you to try one out and then contact us via the form below to set up a full consultation where we can design a more in-depth and long term solution.
2. Poly Work From Home Solutions
Poly (previously Polycom) is a global communications company that provides products for voice and video communication as well as solutions for utilization with Microsoft Teams and Zoom. They’ve created four pre-packaged product solutions designed to enhance your ability to work remotely from your home office. These packages vary and are suitable for a variety of positions within the average organization ranging from the office coordinator to a connected executive.
You can access this free resource here and if you have any questions or are interested in customizing one of these solutions to best fit your workplace, please utilize the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
3. Crestron Work From Home Solutions
Crestron is a leader in the world of automation technology but they also offer premium solutions for collaboration. Starting with their platform-agnostic Mercury system which in conjunction with your personal computer and a display (or an HDMI ready computer monitor or television), pairs an included USB camera and enhances your ability to video or phone conference from your office or your home. If your organization has standardized on either Microsoft Teams or Zoom, you can consider utilizing the Crestron Flex system which will not require connecting your computer and will pair an included USB camera with a connection to your computer monitor or television in your house and allow you to participate in Zoom or Team meetings (depending on which your company uses). You can read more about the Mercury solution here and the Flex solution here.
If you have any questions or are interested in obtaining a customized solution for you and your orginization, please fill out this form below and we’ll contact you as soon as we can.
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Work From Home Guide | VIcom is well experienced in work from home, Cloud-based solutions. Moreover, VIcom assists many organizations in simplifying and enhancing their ability to communicate efficiently.
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